“Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people whoknow the joyfulsound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk,O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance”Psalm 89:15

There are many different calendars in the world. There is the Gregorian/Julian calendar which is internationally accepted as the civil calendar.  This calendar begins in January and ends in December and includes civil holidays like New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving as well as all of the church holidays.

There is the Liturgical calendar that was generated by the Roman Catholic church with the celebrations that have been embraced by the Protestant (Christian) church.    On this calendar are dates for the celebrations of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.  These celebrations were instituted into the ‘church’ by Constantine in order to bridge the gap between pagan worship and his version of ‘christianity’.  These holidays along with other ‘saint days’  like St. Patrick’s Day, St. Valentine’s Day, and the Assumption of Mary were added to the Liturgical Roman Catholic calendar.  Today’s church celebrations, though given Christian symbols, are nothing more than pagan-rooted holidays – golden calves honoring ‘other gods.’  Daniel warms of those who set themselves up as ‘God’ and change the set times and laws (Daniel 7:25).

There is also a Biblical calendar.  This calendar was established by God with Israel beginning with the Passover in Egypt.  This Biblical calendar focuses on the festival days known as the ‘moedim’ or ‘appointed times’.  These are the times that Elohim chooses to meet with His people in blessed and prophetic ways.  His calendar includes Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruits, Feast of Weeks (Shavuot/Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.  Though not directly commanded by God, the Biblical calendar also includes the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) and Purim (Feast of Esther).  The ‘appointed times’ of Yahweh are determined by the sun, moon and stars. On the fourth day of creation, He set them in the heavens to determine ‘signs’ and ‘seasons’ or ‘moedim.’ Days are rendered sunset to sunset.   Months are approximately 28 days based on a lunar cycle along with the sun.  Years are determined by the movement of constellations in the heavens. All Feasts of the LORD begin at sunset and last 24 hours unless they are a week-long celebration.  

The Jewish calendar is used to celebrate the Feasts of the LORD.   We have chosen this particular calendar because these are the times when all of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people around the world celebrate the holy days. Though we understand there are differing viewpoints, we wait for the return of Yeshua to restore the proper order.  In the interim, it is our desire as part of the nations to be in unity with the Jewish people, God’s chosen nation,  so as to make them jealous for their own Messiah (Romans 11).

All of the Feasts of the LORD have prophetic symbolism for Yeshua’s past, present and future work as Messiah and King. Each ‘moedim’ is his appointed time for revealing his Father’s plans to the world. To study the Feasts of the LORD more deeply, use the study guide, “Yeshua in His Father’s Feasts.”

Sabbath – Weekly Appointed Time, Sunset Friday to Sunset Saturday

Sabbath is a memorial to creation, a sign of the covenant God mades with His people, and a vision of the coming eternal Kingdom.

New Moon Festivals – Begin at the conjunction of the new (dark moon).  All Biblical holy days are set according to the new moon/new month with a 28-day cycle.

Passover and Sukkot should fall on a full moon as they are both the 14-15 day of each month.  

Spring Festivals 2019 (Fulfilled by Yeshua at his first coming.)

Passover – Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A How-to Celebrate your own Passover

Unleavened Bread – Thursday, April 9, 2020

Feast of First Fruits (Resurrection) – April 12, 2020, First day of the week after a weekly Sabbath following Passover.

Apostle People – (An unique way to celebrate the Resurrection of Yeshua with your children.)

Counting the Omer – Counting the 50 days between the Resurrection of Messiah on the first day of the week after the weekly Sabbath and Feast of Weeks which also falls on the first day of the week after the weekly Sabbath.

Feast of Weeks (Shavuot/Pentecost) – Sunday, May 31, 2020 (Presently being fulfilled by Yeshua through the Spirit of Elohim.)

Fall Festivals 2019  (Will be fulfilled by Yeshua at His return.)

Feast of Trumpets – Saturday, September 19 – 20, 2020

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) – Monday, September 28, 2020

Feast of Tabernacles – (Sukkot – Feast of Booths) – Saturday, October 3 – Friday, October 9

Yeshua’s Birth – According to the Book of Luke, Saturday, October 3, 2020

Shimini Atzeret – Eighth Day, Saturday, October 10, 2020

Simchat Torah (Day of celebrating the Torah), Sunday, October 11, 2020

Other Biblical Celebrations found in Scripture

Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) – Thursday, December 10 – Friday, December 18, 2020

Purim – Monday, March 9-10, 2020